It’s one of the saddest days of the show, tonight two more contestants will be going home. The week-long tension reaches a climax for Aziga, Emmanuel, Ruth, Isaac, Velma and Chidinma who could be going home today.
They have worked hard all week and now its time to perform the songs that landed them on probation, but before they do, the boys performed an energy-charged show-opening rendition of Boyz 11 Men’s ‘End of the Road’. We hope it’s not the ‘end of the road’ for two more boyz 2 night.
The show took another twist with the absence of two judges-TY Mix and Nomoreloss but the presence of Matilda Duncan, an Abuja based top-notch broadcaster.
The contestants were all in high spirits, gorgeously decked and ready to give their best, after yesterday’s display of forgiveness by the judges, that saw noone sent home.
To spice up the show Bez was present as a guest artiste and judge, along with him was Matilda Duncan who gave sharp insights in the absence of TY Mix and Nomoreloss.
Chidinma opened with a beautiful rendition of ‘Listen’ by Beyonce and it was a great way to start. This ushered in gentle Zaliha who with a chic, naughty school girl look performed Adele’s ‘Rolling in the deep’, as a matter of fact it wasn’t an easy song to render, the judges remarked. Big boy Isaac was next to perform ‘Water runs dry’ by Boyz 11 Men which the judges felt he struggled with. Calm and collected Aziga must have felt so good with himself after successfully singing Lionel Richie’s ‘Stuck on you’. But the judges felt there’s still more this Port Harcourt dude could do. Liberian Princess sure dressed like a priceless princess as she elegantly performed Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love’.
At last, the final six contestants made it to the Academy! Wow. Their excitement knew no bounds as they got in surprise entrance into their new abode. Seventeen contestants made it to the boot camp but six contestants made it to the Promised Land. Awesome!
As though that wasn’t enough, they were all given the opportunity to call someone. Yvonne called Dad, Ese her boyfriend, Ethel called her boyfriend too, Monica called her parents, Roy talked to his Dad and he gave his fatherly advice, and Ruth also called Daddy and it was a beautiful display of their dialect.
These contestants sure have missed their family and can’t wait to go back to their families but not without winning the competition. So keep voting for favourite to make him/her your winner!
The contestants went through quite a drilling early this morning. Starting with mental strength, then onto multiple press-ups, hops and jogging round the Academy. Kaffy, the fitness coach cum dance instructor is determined to get them sweating real hard.
Thank God for Mummy J’s class which was after Breakfast. Evidently, Christian thoroughly enjoyed it and went on and on describing breakfast as his best meal. Edward also liked the meal so much he used his african fork. Mummy J could not hide her disappointment at him and Christian who were caught doing this with both hands to stop this habit.
Next mummy J had them play out a game where they act out an expression that reflects their names. Ayo was the most expressive and correctly interpreted his name and so he won the game. Marvelous did well too and was commended.
Uncle Ben’s class,started on a humorous note with the removal of wigs but turned out to be a tense one, particularly for Oyinkansade who was not spared at all. Diction was the cause, it landed him an immediately sending out of the class. Later called back only to be handed over to the others who were encouraged to help him out with his diction.
Ige’s class was enjoyably tough, and she seems to be liked a lot by the contestants. They rehearsed and rehearsed their songs.
Marvellous was later seen helping Oyinkansade out with his diction.
Chidinma is a 19 year old student of the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State of Nigeria. She is the second child but first girl in a family of seven people, two dogs – Bully and Hitler, and Sarafina, her adorable cat.
The excitement at the indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos was palpable. After coming tops in the uni+concert poll the live show was filmed in the University of Lagos.
The contestants on probation this week must have been hoping for pardon again this week,like it was given last week,but that was not to be.
They had to take us on a musical journey singing their songs from last week. Tenacious Emmanuel kicked off with a much better performance of Michael Bolton’s ‘When I get back on my feet’, closely followed by sweet Zaliha doing Adele’s ‘Rolling in the deep’. Aziga did Lionel Richie’s ‘Stuck on you’ and the judges felt it was a vast improvement on his previous performance.
The Big man Isaac sang ‘Water Runs Dry’ by Boyz II Men, pretty Ethel wowed everyone Toni Braxton’s ‘How could an Angel break my heart’. Lastly for the evening was Princess singing Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love.
After the performances, the result of voting was that Ethel again won the hearts of the viewers, Judges saved Isaac to his relief, Faculty freed Princess. Emmanuel, Zaliha and Aziga were left to the contestants not on probation to determine their fate in the competition.
At the end of the day, Emmanuel had the highest votes from them, leaving Zaliha and Aziga eliminated. With the sad exit of these budding stars, tomorrow will treat us to an evening of Urban Contemporary songs after which another set of contestants will be facing probation.
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With the eviction of Aziga and Zaliha on Saturday, the contestants are beginning to sit up and understand the intensity of the competition. It’s another day at the University of Lagos where the contestants would be treating us to Urban Contemporary Music.
Monica opened the floor with a classic and energetic presentation of Amerie’s ‘One Thing’. She had the audience screaming with delight, wowed the judges and her fellow contestants. Velma did not drop the standard when she performed Celine Dion’s ‘Because You Love Me’. Joba as well tried his best with John Legend’s ‘I Used to Love You’, but his best was not good enough for the judges. Next was Rachael singing Jordin Spark’s ‘Battle Field’ with smooth adlibs but the judges felt it could have been better.